Quarterfinals Game 2: Red Sox at Baycats
Brantford Red Sox at Barrie Baycats
Intercounty Baseball League Quarterfinals, Game 2
Saturday August 10, 2019 - Coates Stadium, Barrie
The Red Sox returned to Barrie for game 2 of their IBL quarterfinal series, hoping to even the series with the Baycats.
Barrie struck first, scoring 2 runs in the first inning. Scary moment in the 1st as Brantford starter Victor Mueses was hit by a comebacker in the arm. He managed to stay in the game however. Baycats led 2-0 after 1 inning.
In the 2nd inning an intentional walk and then a pair of unintentional walks brought in another Barrie run, followed by a pair driven in by a Kyle DeGrace single. Baycats led 5-0 after 2 innings.
After the Sox went 3 up 3 down in the top half of the 3rd, the Baycats' bats got back to work. By the end of inning Barrie had driven Mueses' pitch count up over 100 and scored another pair. Baycats led 7-0 after 3 innings.
Matt McGovern came on in relief in the 4th for the Sox, and pitched Brantford's first 3 up 3 down scoreless inning. Brantford managed to break up the perfect game with a Chris Iltshishin walk in the 5th, but left him stranded on first. Baycats tacked on another run in the bottom of the inning to lead 8-0 after 5 innings.
Brantford finally notched their first hit of the evening in the 8th inning with an Austin Wilkie single to centre field. Jacob Reid followed that up with his own single to centre field, but the pair were left stranded. Baycats added on another pair in the bottom of the inning to lead 10-0 after 8 innings.
Luis Perez and Jesse Fishbaum led off the 9th inning with a pair of singles but the Sox were unable to convert, making it a 10-0 final score.
The series comes to Arnold Anderson Stadium in Brantford for the next 2 games, with game 3 going Sunday August 11 at 8pm, and game 4 Tuesday August 13 at 8 pm.